This forum is a feeler to identify a possible supply/demand for a new club program, where specific and not often required tooling is kept by the club and loaned to club members on an as-needed basis. I would like to see if there would be interest in such a program, and also how we can make this work so that the club enjoys some benefits, the tools get used and returned within a certain time scale, the tools are not abused and there are enough funds to allow periodic replacement if necessary.
Some tools which jump to mind are:
Front fork seal insertion tool
Clutch Sprag nut tool
chain breaker tool
piston ring compressor
rear wheel bearing housing removal tool
Valve spring compressor and valve seal insertion tool (thx Mike)
Please suggest others if you can think of them
My idea would be to have these tools in the club, and sent out as members need them. The member would have to pay a usage fee (small), pay for the shipping, and a deposit which would be returnable when the tool has been received by the next user in good shape. It would need to be monitored to a small extent but could be self regulated to a large extent. We could insist on having the tools in a central location, or we could have the tools stay at the last user until required by another member. Open to all suggestions! What do you think?
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